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Matthew Fuller, PharmD, BCPP, FASHP
The CPNP Foundation’s 2016 Annual Giving Campaign kicks-off with this issue of Kaleidoscope. While there are many ways that one can contribute to making the lives of patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders better, I am asking each CPNP member to make a generous contribution to the CPNP Foundation Annual Fund at this time. Read more.
Barbara G. Wells, Pharm.D., FCCP, FASHP
I had the opportunity to participate in the early discussions that led to the founding of the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). Like all CPNP members, I am passionate about the health and wellbeing of patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. CPNP is dedicated to advancing the reach and practice of psychiatric pharmacists in order to better serve their patients. The CPNP Foundation focuses on the needs of individuals living with psychiatric and neurologic disorders, their families, and healthcare professionals in general practice settings. The Foundation works to ensure that our patients receive optimal treatment, live free of stigma, and achieve their full potential.
Charles F. Caley, PharmD, BCPP
The term “mental health pharmacy” is a new one, but the concept seems to be well established. In 2014, when the Foundation started this directory project, a Google search of the term “mental health pharmacy” did not return a useful list of resources. Thus, with the development of The Mental Health Pharmacy™ Directory, the CPNP Foundation has created new internet space that acknowledges a type of pharmacy that proactively serves patients with mental illness. We have defined a mental health pharmacy as one that provides added value services directed at the medication related needs of individuals living with mental illness. These are pharmacies where an individual’s mental illness, or their medications, are not a barrier to receiving care. Read more.
The CPNP Foundation’s Defining the Future Research Grant Program is an annual grant for students and residents interested in psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy, including those who are members of CPNP student chapters. This is an excellent opportunity to receive funding for a research project that will define the future and improve the care of patients with psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Read more.
Once again, the summer has flown by and for many of us it is time to think about Back to School shopping. If Back to School shopping is part of your end of summer routine, please consider shopping with Amazon. When you shop at Amazon Smile, Amazon donates to the CPNP Foundation. Read more.